TEAMS for Healthier Living
“We created TEAMS for Healthier Living to elicit and positively reinforce healthy lifestyle behaviors and mitigate the impact of chronic illness,” said Kathy Moisio, PhD, RN, “because it is difficult to change longstanding health-related behaviors in a 10- or 15-minute practitioner visit, and written pamphlets don’t always work.” TEAMS for Healthier Living brings together students and faculty from a local university and college with older adults and staff at community sites to achieve a healthier lifestyle.
Administration for Community Living / Administration on Aging Falls Prevention 2016-2018 State Grantees
The Administration for Community Living has announced that two of their Evidence-Based Falls Prevention grants will go to organizations that are using the SAIL Program as part of their interventions to reduce falls in their communities.
Marymount University Malek School of Health Professions, in partnership with Inova Health System, Goodwin House, and other key stakeholders, plans to build and maintain a regionally integrated Northern Virginia Falls Prevention Network to implement and sustain three evidence-based falls prevention programs.
Patti Cooper is the Fitness Coordinator at Patriots Landing. Patti holds a degree in Physical Education and has taught at the secondary school level, but eventually found her way to working with adults on the other end of the spectrum! Patti first heard about SAIL in 2009, and immediately signed up to take the 10-week online SAIL Program Leader training through Pierce College. Patti leads SAIL fitness classes every weekday at Patriots Landing. These classes are open to all members of the Patriots Landing community.
Program offers exercise classes aimed at helping to reduce falls among seniors
It was 9 a.m., and change was coming, Lori McCormick warned her students as they sat on cushioned chairs arranged in an oval in a brightly lit studio. There would be a new soundtrack for their workout, new tunes to offer a beat.
“Play some waltzes!” called a white-haired, white-mustachioed student in jeans and sturdy sneakers.
Sorry, McCormick told him. They’d be moving faster than a waltz.
A couple of stragglers joined the group – one leaving a walker at the door – and McCormick,